Home > Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our policies and procedures are reviewed by TRUSTe and comply with US-European Union and US-Swiss Safe Harbor requirements.

Diligent Corporation
Privacy Statement
Last Updated: January 20, 2015

This privacy statement discloses how Diligent Corporation and its affiliates (collectively “Diligent” or “us”) use and disclose the information we collect via our Services. For the purposes of this privacy statement, “Services” includes: www.diligent.com and go.boardbooks.com (collectively, the “Website”), our board portal service (“Diligent Boards”), and all associated services and applications to the Website and Diligent Boards, such as our iPad application, Windows application and desktop smart client. This privacy statement does not apply to our practices on other websites or offline.

Diligent has been awarded TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe’s Program Requirements and the TRUSTed Cloud Program Requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information.

The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Website, Diligent Boards, and the associated mobile applications. TRUSTe’s mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy statement or practices, please contact us. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.

What We Collect and Why

When you browse our Website or use the Services we may automatically collect technical information such as your IP address, clickstream information and log files (as noted below). To use most of our Services, you may be required to register as a user. In general, we use the information we collect to provide our Services, respond to user requests, provide technical and customer support, bill for our services, administer our business, improve the Services, and comply with legal obligations. We may also send marketing emails and newsletters to you from time-to-time, unless you have opted out. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or you can contact us here.

Registration Information. You or your company must have a current subscription to register for and access our Services. We will collect your name, company name, email address and other contact information, as well as a login and password that we will generate for you when you register to access our Services. We may also collect other optional information.

Application Users. When using one of our applications we may collect your device ID; location and language information; device name and model; operating system type, name, and version; and certain other information. We do not track location-based information from your device.

Log Files. We use your IP address and other standard log file information to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer our Website and Services. We also collect information about how you utilize our Website and Services, such as IP addresses, browser types (such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), referring pages and pages visited and store it in log files. We use this information (a) to analyze web page traffic patterns and the use of our Services, (b) to administer our Website and servers, and (c) to provide and improve our Services. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

Sharing With Third Parties

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • to our affiliates or subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and disclosure of your personal information will be subject to this privacy statement;
  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, as evidence in litigation in which we are involved, to protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so;
  • if Diligent is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer your information to the acquiring company, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information; and
  • we may share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

Data Collected from or for our Clients

Diligent collects information under the direction of those entities with whom it has entered into a contractual relationship for the provision of Diligent Boards (its “Clients”), and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes on behalf of its Clients. We will process such data as directed by our Clients; our Clients’ use and disclosure of the personal data they submit to us and these Services are not subject to this privacy statement. If you are using Diligent Boards on behalf of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by the Client that uses our service, please contact the Client that you interact with directly. We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are controlled by confidentiality obligations that are similar to those in the service agreements with our Clients.

As noted, Diligent has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes on behalf of its Clients. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to Diligent’s Client (the data controller). If a Client requests Diligent to amend or remove the data, we comply with such requests in accordance with the contractual relationship we have with the relevant Client and we will respond to their request within 30 days.

We will retain personal data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Client. Diligent will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Diligent and our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers (as set out in further detail in our Cookies Policy). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the www.diligent.com website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies for the purposes set out in our Cookies Policy. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information.

Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.

Transfers to the United States

Information collected through the Services will be processed in the United States, and may be available to the United States government or its agencies under a lawful order made in the United States. In addition, we may transfer your information to our affiliates, business partners, and service providers located in other countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, some of which may not offer the same or equivalent legal protection for your personal data as your home country.

By using this Website, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the United States and these other countries.

We will always strive to adopt appropriate standards of privacy protection, wherever your information is located and adopt appropriate measures (consistent with locally applicable privacy laws) to secure an adequate level of privacy protection.

US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Program

Diligent complies with the US – EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US – Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Diligent has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Diligent’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

Links to Other Sites

Diligent is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any sites that our Website or the Services may provide links to.

Access to Personal Information

If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire to use our Services, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove, ask to have it removed from a testimonial or deactivate much of your information by making the change on our member information page, or by contacting us by telephone, or via email, or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Customer Testimonials/Comments/Reviews

We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our Website which may contain personal information. We do obtain the customer’s written consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you post a comment or other content to a public area of our Website or Services, that comment may be viewed by other users, as well as visitors to our Website, and we cannot prevent that content from being used in a manner that violates this privacy statement.


The security of your personal information and our Clients’ information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as log-in credentials for users of Diligent Boards), we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL)/transport layer security technology (TLS). We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website or Services, our personnel can put you into contact with our Security Department.

Revisions to This Statement

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Website, prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy and security statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us via email or mail us at Contracts Department, Diligent Corporation, 1385 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10018.


There are different types of cookies used for different purposes. The cookies we use are listed below under the cookie categories proposed by the International Chamber of Commerce. For more information see the ICC UK cookie guide.

Performance Cookies

These are cookies used to improve a website, for example for analytics that let companies see how their site is used and where to make improvements.

We use these performance cookies:


Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Google Analytics Google Analytics allows us to track how popular our site is and record visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information, but it does use your computer’s IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site. www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Google Conversion Tracking Google uses cookies to help businesses that buy ads from Google determine how many people who click their ads end up purchasing their products. The conversion tracking cookie is set on your browser only when you click an ad delivered by Google where the advertiser has opted in to conversion tracking. These cookies expire within 30 days and do not contain information that can identify you personally. If this cookie has not yet expired when you visit certain pages of the advertiser’s website, Google and the advertiser will be able to tell that you clicked the ad and proceeded to that page. Each advertiser gets a different cookie, so no cookie can be tracked across advertiser websites. If you want to disable conversion tracking cookies, you can set your browser to block cookies from the googleadservices.com domain. www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html


Functionality Cookies

These are cookies that are needed for a specific functional purpose; often as a result of something you’re doing as a user, but which aren’t directly requested by you. One example would be to stop you from being repeatedly offered a service that you have previously said no to.

We use both encrypted persistent (these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie) and encrypted non-persistent (the cookies remain only temporarily and once you close your browser will be deleted) functionality cookies with respect to our Diligent Boards web application to remember unique elements of the browser experience. Some of the functionality that these cookies enable would be recognizing that a Diligent Boards user has successfully logged into the browser experience, a user’s time zone, whether to tick a box for remembering a user’s user name on future visits, and viewing what committee groups are available to a logged-in user.

For non-users of Diligent Boards, we use an encrypted functionality cookie to confirm that you have had the opportunity to view our cookie policy when visiting our page for the first time.

Targeting cookies

These cookies can be quite intrusive as they track a user’s browsing behavior from website to website, often to be used for targeted advertising. We don’t use any targeting cookies.

Third-party cookies

The use of cookies by our partners is covered by the Performance Cookies section above; we do not use any other third-party cookies. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

Disabling/Enabling cookies

You can enable or disable cookies from your browser. You can find out how to do this by going to the help menu in your browser.

For more information about how to control and disable cookies in your browser please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.

Managing and Deleting Cookies

If you want to remove any cookies already set, you can do so from your browser. You can find out how to do this by going to the help menu in your browser.

For more information about how to control and disable cookies in your browser please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.

back to top
TRUSTe European Safe Harbor certification